Hello there! My name is Gabrielle Kriley (but you can call me Gabi), and I am the 2019-2020 Student Government Association (SGA) President. I would love to meet you and talk to you about what you can do on campus. But first, why should you get involved on campus? There are so many reasons! This is your opportunity to grow as an individual in ways that you may never imagine. There will be times that you will step out of your comfort zone in and outside of the academic realm, but that is okay! Being involved on campus will help make that so much easier.
Being involved on campus gives you the opportunities to build endless friendships...ones you least expect, as well. You will realize that a college friendship will help shape and form you into a stronger, more passionate individual. They will help you gain new perspectives and help build you into a leader. I challenge you to make at least 3 friends within your first semester.
Attending Penn State New Kensington will offer you opportunities to strive for excellence. We strive to help you strengthen your resume through community service, work study jobs, clubs and so much more! And do not be afraid to ask for help. Your teachers want to see you succeed just as much as you do yourself. They also are aware of great networking events on campus.
One club that is well known throughout Penn State is THON. THON consists of several fundraisers, meetings and an amazingly powerful event every February where thousands of students stand for 46 hours straight for children with cancer. Does that not really feel up your alley? That’s okay! THON was just one of the many clubs that may spark your interest! Just ask your orientation leaders! Just about every one of them is in a club of their interests. And if none spark your interest, you can always start one! This is an opportunity for you to grow, network and have fun!
I look forward to seeing you around campus, and I wish you the best of luck for your time in college. It truly will be the best years of your life. If you have any questions, do not be afraid to ask. I am here to help and make your college experience the best that it can be! Attending college may seem scary at first, but there are so many opportunities outside of your academics to truly make it the best years of your life. So, I challenge you to get involved in some way, shape or form, and never forget… There’s almost always free food.
WE ARE… a community... a family... friends... colleagues... PENN STATE!
2020-2021 SGA Executive Board
|President||Samantha Kravits||Psychology||Senior||[email protected]|
|Vice President||Gianna Foglia||Undecided/DUS||Sophomore||[email protected]|
|Secretary||Santrupth G.R. Vedanthi||Computer Engineering||Sophomore||[email protected]|
|Treasurer||Luke Barkley||Information Sciences & Technology||Junior||[email protected]|
|Faculty Senate Representative||Ashton Caldwell||Communications||Senior||[email protected]|
|Faculty Senate Representative||Makenna Leisifer||Communications/Journalism||Sophomore||[email protected]|
|Faculty Senate Representative|
|THON Primary Chair||Sydney Nury||Human Development & Family Studies||Sophomore||[email protected]|
|THON Co-Chair||Hailey Dikun||Business Management & Marketing||Junior||[email protected]|
General Assembly dates
General Assembly meetings are a chance for students to learn about what is happening on campus, get their voices heard about issues they may see on campus, and meet with the Student Government Association. These meetings are in conjunction with club updates. All RSO Presidents are voting members of the SGA Senate, and all Senate members should attend so student matters can be voted on when necessary.
General Assembly meetings are held during common hour (MWF 12:20-1:10pm; TTh 12:05-1:20pm) unless otherwise noted.
For more information, contact the Student Government Office at 724-334-6141.
Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG) Meeting Dates
The 19 Commonwealth campuses of Penn State are represented by the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments, which meets regularly throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Meetings are open to all students of all campuses.
CCSG meetings are held in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park, unless otherwise noted.
- October 9 - 10, 2020
- November 6 - 7, 2020
- January 29 - 30, 2021
- March 19 - 20, 2021
- April 16 - 17, 2021
- April 23 - 24, 2021